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  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Videos of the Week: Watch Houston Area Chefs and Restaurants Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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  • Music

    April 24, 2014
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    April 24, 2014

    The Last VJ's Five Best Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. This week I show you the most disturbing thing I have ever run across. It makes Grinderman's "Heathen Child" look like a Bieber video, and no, I'm not joking at all. Plus, Jason Voorhees tries to turn his life around and we go to outer space in a cardboard r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Five Better Producers for Michael Jackson's New Album

    No one was more disappointed than I was with the fact that producers were deciding to capitalize on unreleased Michael Jackson material with the album Michael just one year after the King of Pop passed away. It was a crass, money-making maneuver, and the album showed it. They're doing it again this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

  • Film

    January 23, 2014

    Vanessa Hudgens Proves Truer Than the Story in Gimme Shelter

    Hudgens may be the best actor from the Disney teen machine.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    2013: The Year Post-Punk Broke Again

    Almost halfway through the year, we've seen a lot of huge music news already. David Bowie came back and put out a new record, Neutral Milk Hotel reunited, and Daft Punk put out their first proper record in eight years. It's definitely been a big year already, and it promises to continue with the upc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Sugar, We're Going Down: Songs For the Candy Crush Craze

    Two weeks ago, I was a normal, well-adjusted American man. Now, I'm a fiend in need of repeated fixes. I'm a junkie who can't get enough of that sweet stuff. I'm addicted to Candy Crush Saga. Let's say your mail's addressed to the rock you live under. In that case, you may never have heard of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    An Honest Conversation About Houston and Screw Music

    Every day without fail, I wonder about the current legacy of screw music. It creeps up on me like one of those terrible slasher flicks you used to sneak and watch as a teen, knowing the plot well before you even got halfway through the film: moments of what should be perceived as horror turned into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Top 10 Bands Your Girlfriend Cannot Stand

    A shared taste in music can be a critical part of any couple's relationship, from going to a concert on their first date to narrowing down that one special song for their first wedding dance. But what if that's not the case? Just from a bit of casual Googling, it's not difficult to find divorce atto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Girl Gone Wild: Madonna's Top 10 Dance/Club Chart-Toppers

    For the past two weeks, Madonna's latest single, "Girl Gone Wild," has been sitting pretty at the top of Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart. That's the chart that tabulates which songs are getting the most spins in discos and dance clubs. It's a cool, upbeat track about losing control of your de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Five Good Reasons to Start Backing Up Your Computer Now

    Back in the late '90s when a young Justin Timberlake was touring the world with 'N Sync and people still hadn't abbreviated "electronic" mail, a funny thing happened to me -- and by funny, I really mean horrifying. I had just installed a software update on my Bondi Blue iMac and was restarting when. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Finally, The Super Bowl Is Safe For PG-13 Rated Entertainment Again

    The boob that launched a thousand obscenity complaints...​Over seven years after the FCC went into a tizzy over Janet Jackson exposing her breast during the 2004 Super Bowl (making a D-cup out of an A-cup, perhaps), a federal appeals court upheld its finding yesterday that the commission acted ... More >>

  • Film

    June 23, 2011

    Funny Like a Not Funny Guy

    Bad Teacher and the downside of equal rights in Hollywood.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternatives for Your Iglesia-less Britney Spears Tour

    Not opening for Britney, he doesn't.​By now you've all heard the devastating news; not about the continuing problems at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility, though that's still pretty important...I guess -- no, I'm of course referring to Enrique Iglesias's decision to bail on the just-announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Settle Down, Chris Brown: Songs To Temper A Hot Temper

    Marco TorresChris Brown at House of Blues, November 2009​Have you ever heard that phrase "When I do good, no one remembers; when I do bad, no one forgets"? This is the story of candy-rapper Chris Brown's life the past few years since he beat the ever-loving shit out of ex-girlfriend Rihanna fo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Idol Beat: Austin, So Much To Answer For

    ​Rocks Off would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Pete Vonder Haar. He has been warned, and assures us he will never compare Marc Anthony to an extra from Dawn of the Dead again. Steven Tyler dropped an F-bomb on this week's audition episode, which definitely warrants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Day Of The [Digital] Dead

    No! Not...that guy!​Yesterday was the 23rd annual World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and remembering those who have succumbed to the disease. It's a sobering occasion. Over 25 million have died of the disease since 1981, and some 33 million live with the infection n ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010
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    August 2, 2010

    The Week in TV: Ellen Degeneres Realizes American Idol Sucks

    Rob Lowe will soon join the cast of Parks and Recreation.​The dog days are upon us, the networks are planning for fall, and there's always money in the banana stand. This was the week in TV Land: • The Television Critics Association summer press tour has been going on for the past few days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Fresh Fruit at Fruituzy

    ​In the comments section of a post on frozen yogurt at Chinatown's The Yogurt Spot a couple of Fridays ago, reader Puig mentioned that we should give Fruituzy a shot, too: For something different, try Fruituzy, from Fadi Dimassi. The idea was a yogurt bar with middle-east/mediterranean inflec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    Return of the Boomba

    Crowd and music are equally animated at Escobar's weekly dubstep night.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Revenge

    "A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - Sir Francis Bacon ihasahotdog.com​She Said has never been one for revenge, preferring to believe (at least), that people make their own beds. But if she was the vengeful type, she'd seek it out not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Another Visit To Past Turkeys of the Year

    ​Do you remember The Alamo? Of course you don't. It was a terrible movie.But boy, did it get a lot of hype here in Texas. Papers did stories, Texas Monthly gave it a cover, and the American public gave it the finger.Which led to its inclusion as a 2004 Turkey of the Year, one in a string of years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Houston Sounds Off on Michael's Memorial

    L.A. Weekly's Twitter updates have slowed down, but there's plenty of Houstonians following along. Here's a selection from the past 30 minutes or so: cashless: "Blanket, FTW!" joeyguerra: ""we need to look up, where he is undoubtedly perched on a crescent moon, and we need to smile." - brooke shield ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
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    June 8, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Paul Wall, Pink, The Kanye, Jay-Z, Eminem, Necro, Bow Wow, Black Eyed Peas, Big Moe and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Bizzy Body," Paul Wall feat. Webbie Wire To Wire Pink is upset at The Kanye because of his appreciatio ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Seven Results

    And then there were five. Not the quite the five we expected, either: both Lil Rounds' reign of ineptness and Anoop "Ralph Lauren" Desai's bob-weave hit-or-miss streak have come to an end, cut short by American Idol voters. Justin Timberlake clone Matt Giraud apparently has the kind of luck usually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Charges Against Wayna Dismissed; T.I. Off To Jail

    It's good news today for two performers, even if one of them is going to jail. Don't look so confused; we'll explain in just a bit. But first we have to congratulate Grammy-nominated R&B singer Wayna, who got picked up last year at Bush Intercontinental Airport right here in Houston for carrying a w ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
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    April 3, 2008
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    December 21, 2007

    Get Lit: Doo Wop: The Music, The Times, The Era, by "Cousin Brucie" Morrow with Rich Maloof

    Ah yes, doo wop. Perhaps no other genre is so closely identified with a specific era in time than the one that relied on majestic vocal harmonies to alternately offer pleading paeans to love and nonsensical shimmy-shimmy ko-ko-bops, all delivered by immaculately dressed (and mostly black) singers in ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Chris Brown

    The fleet-footed teen idol's latest

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Lance Bass’s Gay Odyssey

    Out of Sync, the new memoir from former 'N Sync member, failed cosmonaut and gay American Lance Bass, came out last week. (It's surprisingly good.) Over the phone from New York, where he's living while starring as Corny Collins in the Broadway musical Hairspray, speaking in a slight Southern twang, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Still a P.I.M.P.

    My Man-Crush on 50 Cent

  • Music

    April 19, 2007
  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Hussy 'N' Flow

    God-fearing black man tames slutty white girl as Craig Brewer's South rises again

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Song Title Scrabble

    Mixed-up monikers

  • Dining

    January 11, 2007

    Katz's Deli's

    5th Avenue

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    This is Their Brain on Drugs

    Cassavetes Jr. and Justin "in a box" Timberlake team up for real-life tale of killer potheads

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Best Albums of the Year, 2006

    In 2006, the pop singles market continued to dominate, in no small part because the pick-to-click-driven mentality of online music stores and ringtone sites gave consumers unparalleled freedom to Choose Their Own Musical Adventure. What suffered in the meantime, though, was the quality of pop/rock a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Little Bit Louder Now ...

    Taking Back Sunday turn up the volume

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Double Vision

    Jess and Lisa Origliasso give teen pop a harmonic jolt as the Veronicas

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Songs of Sorrow

    American Analog Set rocks lightly

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Reach for the Sky

    The selfishness of Hands Up Houston nourishes Space City's beleaguered indie scene

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